ARLINGTON, Va.--()--In response to today’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase the amount of spectrum available for unlicensed devices in the 5 GHz band, the following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®:
“As we saw at the 2013 International CES®, products increasingly rely on Wi-Fi. The Commission’s proposal will expedite ultra high-speed, high-capacity Wi-Fi in support of the U.S. innovation economy. CEA and our members look forward to working with the FCC to craft rules that will enable all consumers to access data – whenever and wherever they want.”
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski originally announced the Commission’s proposal during his one-on-one session with Shapiro during CES. This proceeding will accelerate the growth and expansion of new Wi-Fi technology and offer consumers faster speeds and less network congestion at Wi-Fi hot spots.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: https://www.facebook.com/#!/CEAfeed, http://twitter.com/ceafeed, http://blog.ce.org/.
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